Celebrating Black History Month: 
Championing Representation and Legacy

Members & Non-Members

Date February 7, 2023
Location Arcadian Loft
401 Bay Street
8th Floor
Simpson Tower
Time 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Presented By

This evening will be a celebration of achievements an individual in the Black community to commemorate Black History Month. Our guest speaker Kayla Grey exemplifies leadership and success in the field of Broadcasting. She is the host and co-executive producer of TSN’s The Shift with Kayla Grey, appears regularly as an anchor of SportsCentre, and reports courtside for TSN’s live coverage of the Toronto Raptors. Grey is making an imprint on Broadcasting, Culture and Entertainment and demonstrates the positive impact of Black female leadership through her ability to share meaningful narratives and engaging storytelling. Grey became the first Black woman to host a flagship sports highlight show in Canada when she made her SportsCentre debut in 2018. Kayla Grey’s voice and presence is a shining star amongst the legacy of Black Canadians.

In 2019, Grey was awarded the ByBlacks magazine People’s Choice Award in the TV Personality category. Grey was also honoured on Chatelaine’s 2020 Women of the Year list, named one of Refinery29’s PowerHouse Women of 2020, and Woman of the Year in Post City Magazine. She has also been recognized by Women of Influence as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada for 2021. In 2022, Grey received the Change Maker Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and honoured with The Jahmil French award for "rising star" in Canadian media at the inaugural Legacy Awards.

Spotlighting trailblazers is a powerful way to acknowledge the contributions of marginalized communities and cultures which helps to promote diversity and inclusion. The fireside chat will explore various topics such as leadership, representation, inclusion and allyship. Grey’s journey is an inspirational story, as she has successfully forged a path towards a more inclusive and diverse industry and country. Moderating the conversation will be Michelle Hunte, Program Manager, Walmart, followed by audience Q&A and networking. Opening remarks will be made by Aliyah Mohamed, Chief Capital Officer, KingSett Capital.

Guest Speaker

Kayla Grey
Broadcaster, TSN



Michelle Hunte
Program Manager, Walmart Canada &
Board Director, IDEA & Membership


We have TWO NEW offers to entice you to celebrate with us on February 7 in honour of Black History Month

  • In response to member feedback, we are offering a NEW 4-ticket bundle at $280.00 ($10.00 discount per ticket). This four-day, members-only promotion starts January 31 through to February 4. Click the button below to register
  • We have an exclusive event offer for the attendees that donate to CREW Network Foundation. Attendees who donate between from February 1 through to February 11 will be entered into a DRAW to WIN 1 of 3 prizes. (1) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Chicago Blackhawks game on February 15, Section 118, Row 11 Seats, (2) $100 Gift Certificate, and (3) $100 Gift Certificate. Donate here.

Members: *$80.00 + HST 

Members 4-Ticket Bundle: *$280.00 + HST
($10 discount per ticket)

Non-Members: *$120.00 + HST
*Includes hot/cold hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic/soft beverages. 

Thank you to Signature Sponsor, KingSett Capital, for presenting this event.


Registration is now closed.


Contact IDEA Committee Chairs: Fadila Abdillahi and Joanne Bradley